Jared Diamond

“Not until the beginning of the 20th century did Europe’s urban populations finally become self-sustaining: before then, constant immigration of healthy peasants from the countryside was necessary to make up for the constant deaths of city dwellers from crowd diseases.”


Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
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